pelee island book house writing Retreats


Each workshop will have between 6 and 12 writers. If there is not the sufficient enrolment of 6 participants, then the retreat will be cancelled. There are both shared and single rooms available. There are only two twin single rooms, so please apply early as they are usually the first to be booked. There are also single rooms with King beds or shared rooms with twin beds. All rooms are booked on a first come, first serve basis. If enrolment has not reached the maximum of 12, then Pelee Island residents will have the opportunity to participate in the workshops at a reduced rate.

7-Day Writing Retreat

Your tuition fees include accommodations, 3 buffet-style meals a day, and two 4-hour master classes. Participants will have the chance to read their work at the Book House Reading SeriesBesides retreat workshops, there will be plenty of time for reading and writing. The ferry leaves from leamington or Kingsville, Ontario, or from Sandusky, Ohio. Charter planes can be booked through the Griffing Flying Service. A car will be waiting for you at the Pelee Island docks to transport you to the Book House. If you brought your own car, then you can follow us there. Optional activities include an Island tour, winery tour and tastings, and yoga class. These must be paid for in advance. Once enrolled, more information will be given. 

5-Day Writing Retreat

Your tuition fees include accommodations, 3 buffet-style meals a day, and one 4-hour master classes. Participants will have the chance to read their work at the Book House Reading SeriesBesides retreat workshops, there will be plenty of time for reading and writing. The ferry leaves from leamington or Kingsville, Ontario, or from Sandusky, Ohio. Charter planes can be booked through the Griffing Flying Service. A car will be waiting for you at the Pelee Island docks to transport you to the Book House. If you brought your own car, then you can follow us there. Optional activities include an Island tour, winery tour and tastings, and yoga class. These must be paid for in advance. Once enrolled, more information will be given. 


Weekend Book House Escape

Participants will arrive Friday evening, the workshop and lunch will take place Saturday, and then everyone will go home Sunday after a satisfying breakfast and some free time to enjoy the Island. Pelee Island residents will have the opportunity to take part in the Saturday workshop and lunch at a discounted price.